Possibly we can see more crashes over the next few days with brand new machines— but it won’t be down to the riders pushing too too hard.
MotoGP new tyre provider Michelin wants to get right ahead of it comes back for the Australian Grand Prix in October.
“It’s a unique track in regards to rear tyres, furthermore it will be very hot at the test, which is a nightmare for any tyre manufacturer so we have to take more precautions,” Nicolas Goubert, Michelin Racing’s technical director, told motogp.com.
“There are a lot of left-handed corners at Phillip Island so we need tyres that are more resistant on the left side, but that also warm up quickly enough on the right side as well.”
Who can stop the world champion Jorge Lorenzo
The defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo start his season with a bundle of optimistic style, he was the only rider post consistent lap-time during the opening pre-season testing at Sepang.
The Spaniard the only man set the flap under two minutes across all three days Sepang test— and doing so with only Michelin’s hard rear tyre at his disposal — with a 1m59.580s lap.
Lorenzo’s standard advantage on the two days he topped was 1.005 seconds, Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi was closest to the Spaniard.
“The lap-times speak for themselves,” Lorenzo surmised at the end of the three days.